good first .45 acp semi auto pistol?

looking to get a .45 acp. not gonna carry it just for home defense/range time. any suggestions please



don't get me wrong, i love 1911's but i'm not trying to break the bank guys. something under 400 bucks? this is my first .45. i'll get a 1911 later on

11 Answers

  • 10 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Used glock 21

  • 10 years ago

    "American Classic" has a 1911 made in Indonesia,I think which sounded like a bit of a turn off but we have sold more than a few, and a couple guys say they have shot thousands of rounds of everything...and keeps running. But selling for about 475 here.

    think I'd try to find a used glock if you can live with no external safety.

    If you look around you can find knew S&W M&P 40's for almost $400 if you can live with a 40, 45's are a bit more...and if you have an ffl that won't charge much for the transfer..

    There are some used Glock 40's (M22), LE trade ins around now for under $400 with night sights.

    email or IM in yahoo if I can help

    Source(s): experience
  • 10 years ago

    Springfield Armory Loaded model 1911.

    Source(s): Owner.
  • 10 years ago

    i know you said you love the 1911 but don't wanna break the bank. there is a way around that. one of the best if not the best 1911's is the Colt mark 4 series 70 but very high priced but if you get the Taurus PT1911 it will run you about $520 out the door. i have the Colt i listed above, Kimber custom 2, and the Taurus PT1911. the PT1911 seems to be more accurate out of the box than the Kimber, and just as accurate as the Colt. and unlike most run of the mill 1911's it takes hollow points perfectly out of the box. i think would be very pleased. and the .45 acp ammo is available everywhere.

    Source(s): i am a FFL gun dealer / weapons and tactics trainer / avid hunter / survivalist
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  • MJ
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    Rock Island Armory 1911. I have this exact model, it is a bargain.

  • 10 years ago

    Rock Island Armory 1911.... Its inexpensive, reliable and for me has been a pleasure to own......

  • 10 years ago

    used Glock 21 or 30 or used Ruger p-345

    Source(s): I own a glock 21
  • Nacho
    Lv 4
    10 years ago

    Magnum Research just came out with an awesome 1911.

    Check it out.

  • 10 years ago

    M1911 the centennial has come, go buy one

  • 10 years ago

    remington just came out with a cool one

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